BINGE EATING: How to recognize symptoms and signs immediately

Diet advice
BINGE EATING: Come riconoscere immediatamente sintomi e segni
As with bulimia, binge eating manifests itself through cravings for food and impulsive binge eating, but without subsequent vomiting or laxative abuse. Loss of control during the binge and subsequent guilt feelings are also typical. Binge eating is often triggered by personal stressful situations.


Changed eating behavior

The disease, like bulimia, is characterized by repeated episodes of 'binges'. These 'bingeeats' often have the following characteristics: the period of food administration is clearly distinguishable, e.g. the duration of two hours; during this time, however, food is consumed much faster than normal. There is certainly more food ingested than most people would eat under similar circumstances in a similar period of time, so there may be an uncomfortable feeling of bloated belly and self-loathing. When abducted in such a state, it is accompanied by a feeling of loss of control over food (for example, a feeling that you can't stop eating or that you can't control what and how much you eat). The binge eating occurs on average at least 2 days per week for at least 6 months and is not associated with regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviors and does not occur exclusively in the course of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Psychic changes

Through binge eating disorder interpersonal contacts often suffer. Mood swings, loneliness, isolation, boredom as well as strong emotional states (such as intense pleasure) often precede the overeating. Disturbed food intake can lead to altered perception of hunger and satiety, reflecting on food intake, figure and weight. Sufferers often suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, substance addiction (alcohol, drugs, drugs) and personality disorders.

Physical changes

Due to the binges, which are not compensated, sufferers are usually very overweight.

Body image disorders

Binge eating disorder can also lead to a disturbed perception of the body. Those affected often do not perceive the consequences of their overweight as such and lose contact with their body.

How to deal with the problem

Turning to the help of a professional is always the best solution to solve your problems and try to give direction to your life. If this is not possible, for reasons of time or money, it may be useful to try one of the following strategies:
  • Get out of the house for a walk
  • lie down on the ground or cross-legged and practice meditation: just close your eyes and let your thoughts flow
  • Do physical activity
  • Call a loved one and spend time on the phone with them
Trying to activate your body to get out of dwelling on obsessively stopped thoughts about food is the best strategy. Easing the sense of guilt after eating is very difficult: the sense of excessive fullness can last for hours, and once it's over, the glycemic level is often so fluctuated that the feeling of hunger will return. Food is like a drug, it stimulates the pleasure receptors, and it can be as easy to abuse as any other substance. If you eat Herbalife products, it can be useful to create a week-to-week food plan that you stick to strictly. In sudden hunger attacks, use one protein bar to have a long-term sense of satiety, without feeling guilty one bit.

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